Rated 3 out of 5 by AnneVA lovve it, but the shoulders are way too tight
I wear a large in most coats (5'11", size 14). I tried this on in the store and it was early fall, so I was only wearing a T-shirt. It was a little hard to get into, but I figured I would work that out. I didn't. It is simply cut very narrow in the shoulders. I am giving it to a friend who is a 10-12.
The outer fabric is nicely textured, the blue color is lovely, the fleece lining feels great. It would be perfect for DC fall and early winter when we get days in the 40s and 50s. I think I'm going to buy another in XL. This time I won't wait so long to decide if I'm keeping it.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by suzart Very pleased
This is a great all-around coat for Pacific NW weather. Lightweight, warm & repels rain. Works well with a heavier sweater for colder days as well. Fit is perfect. I'm 5'7", 134, medium build & I ordered my usual size medium. I like the longer length for more coverage and the zippered pockets so I can carry my keys & phone and not worry about losing them. The plum wine color is beautiful. Not a flashy color but enough to brighten up a gray day.
November 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by jshophere COLD STIFF
Sleeves short - should have ordered TALL but $$$ (Size Large) 5'9"
As soon as cold air hits this rubber fabric (with fuzzy glued-on liner) it is stiff COLD rubber ... regardless of llbeans description.
Weird, when sit down coat gets short and thighs/ butt FREEZE.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 321654 Highloft Soft-Shell Coat
Nice coat. Warm with the inner lining. Fit is great, I like the double zipper top/bottom. Repels water well. Goes well with LL Bean boots.
November 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by rainrunner poor fit
I liked the medium weight, it has a little stretch to be comfortable, but i really did not pay much attention to anything else after I tried it on and found it has the same ridiculous fit of most coats I've tried in the past several years- small in the shoulders then too large below the bust. I don"t know how this strange fit became the style, but it is so frustrating trying to find a coat that has a good fit.
November 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carol1957 Really Nice Jacket But...
This jacket runs really small. Ordered both large and XL to see which one fit better. Didn't even try on the large as the XL was too tight. Why is this not available in women's sizes? Was very disappointed as this is a very attractive, well cut and stylish jacket. Have to exchange it for another jacket which doesn't seem as nice in the pictures. Would recommend it to friends who don't need larger sizes. Maybe next year you could offer it in women's sizes?
November 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mnoreen Just OK.
I would say this is a decent coat for the price. I've been looking for a coat with a bit longer length, check. Warm, check. Can handle wet weather, more or less, check.
The length and material are nice, but a lot of finishing details are missing or not up to par, IMHO. So 3 stars, but given the price, not bad.
I'm 5'6", 140lbs and ordered a medium, which promptly got returned. It was way too tight across the shoulders just wearing a t-shirt! I got a Large which fit better, but still snug across the shoulders when wearing a lightweight fleece underneath. It lost some of its warmth that way since now the body is bit too loose and the heat escapes.
The zipper is problematic to me. Kinda big and clunky. Since it goes all the way to very end, it's difficult to get started, even harder to get unzipped. I wish it would have come up about 8", maybe just add a snap at the bottom if you wanted to close the pleat. I'd also would prefer some chin protection using the same nice fleece lining.
Pockets... a mere OK as well. I think they were going for slight and stylish rather than anything useful or practical.
November 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ROCer Great Coat
I love this coat. It is not at all stiff considering it is wind and rain proof. Also, it is not very heavy, but is still warm. It will be perfect for our weather here in the northeast on days I don't really need my heavy duty blizzard coat. This coat is also perfect for the car because it zips up from the bottom as well. The only thing keeping this coat from 5 stars is that the color (brown/cinder) is that it looks green under florescent lights and I don't like this color. I am very pleased with this coat.
November 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sall Nice coat
A little on the big side and be aware it is not a warm coat - but good for a sweater underneath due to its large/roomy fit. A plus: it does not have LL BEAN stitched on the outside!! (For those of us who prefer not be live ads).
November 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BringInTheNew Tested all 3 shells
The fleece was nice and warm on this shell. The cider color washed out my olive skin. I preferred the West End Shell for the detachable hood and better fit/silhouette.
November 5, 2014